Recently High Noon Podcast got twenty four members of the Overwatch League community’s opinions to put together an aggregate power rankings leading up to the preseason. I took part as one of the community members and wanted to break down each pick from the community and compare how my picks stacked up.
The Florida Mayhem bear a unique structure unlike other teams in the league right now. While other teams have a stacked roster that offer a chance for player swapping, the Mayhem stands at only 6 members: Tviq, Logix, Manneten, CWoosH, Zebbosai, and Zuppeh. The budding team has Mineral of Misfits Gaming as the Head Coach and the Misfit’s CEO, Ben Spoont, as owner.
Overwatchscore Staff Writer Garrett “Mash” Fuller got together with Los Angeles Gladiators Coach David Pei to dig into the details around his thoughts on the Overwatch League, building the Gladiators roster, and being the only city where they need to compete for fans with another Overwatch League team.
Power Rankings problems have been a huge topic in Overwatch League ever since the rosters were released. However, looking at everything now, it may be too early to judge how teams will stack up. Fans have been calling for underdogs like Boston and Florida but there are a lot of things we just do not know.
HulkTastic Cup was played this weekend in honor of Overwatch legend Dennis “INTERNETHULK” Hawelka. His untimely passing last week shook all of us in Overwatch with sadness. The huge loss to the community, Dennis was a player, coach, and friend loved by all. Nothing is worse than losing someone early in life and he will be missed for generations.
One of the big questions is how will Overwatch League games be broadcast in Europe with the recently released broadcast schedule. It is nearly impossible to make the timing work for everyone globally with all the games being played in California the first year. With lots of European players in the league and teams from all over North America representing talent, how can the European fans get involved?
Overwatch World Cup Grand Finals at BlizzCon took place on November 4th, with Canada’s unlikely run being met by the dominant South Korean team. Cultural esports dichotomies aside, this matchup would highlight what professional Overwatch is all about. You have Canada, a team full of big personalities and individual talent from the most criticized region in professional gaming, going up against the prototypical and historical champions in a narrative everyone was hoping for. Creativity, aggression, and adaptability were the name of the game in the Grand Finals. Here’s how everything played out.
Overwatch World Cup Early Game Analysis
World Cup games had their best year ever at BlizzCon. The stadium drew huge crowds and was completely full for the U.S.A. vs. South Korean match on Friday night. Fans from every team had traveled from around the world to see the matches. Here is our full analysis of the World Cup early matches and what it means for the Overwatch League.